Exterior, House Building Type, and Concrete Siding Material Formerly an annex that was part of an existing heritage thatch cottage, The Hide was fully revamped with concrete and silver-wood shingles, a series of small, square-like, peephole windows and two large and angled overhanging windows to create a stunning modern retreat.  Best Photos from 9 Traditional-Turned-Modern Cottages You Can Rent in the UK